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Former McSally Aide Pleads Guilty To Stealing Campaign Funds

Published: Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 5:28pm
Updated: Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 5:29pm
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A senior official on Martha McSally’s 2018 Senate campaign pleaded guilty Friday to stealing campaign funds.

Prosecutors say Anthony Barry, a consultant and deputy campaign manager for McSally, used his position to make payments to himself beyond his owed salary.

Authorities say Barry stole $115,000 between October 2018 and June 2019. 

He admitted to using money “to fulfill personal commitments, obligations, and expenses, including recreational activities,” according to court reports.

He has agreed to pay back the entirety of the stolen funds and faces up to five years in prison. 

A federal district court judge will decide if he will serve a sentence.

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